BODY WATCH : Low-Fat Guide Is Full of Tips

Yummies for the tummies alert: Prevention's Guide to Low-Fat Shopping ($2.95 bimonthly) is back on the newsstand with a plump 96-page fall issue. It offers heaps of healthy recipes, including how to scoop the calories out of those old family favorites. There are even tantalizing desserts with the likes of Grandma Ritter's Apple-Raisin Crisp. Mmmmmmmmm.


Today the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging is sponsoring a health fair for older adults. It features blood pressure screenings, personal assessments of health risks and mammograms. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. People Coordinated Services Multi-Purpose Center, 5133 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. Call the center, (213) 294-5226, or UCLA Medical Center, (310) 825-8253. . . . Free prostate cancer exams are offered through Sunday, City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. Call (800) 941-HOPE for appointment. . . . Daniel Freeman Hospitals will give free prostate cancer screenings to men 40 and older. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood; Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. Call (800) 356-2824 for reservations.

Albertson's Pharmacies is hosting a Diabetes Healthfair on Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Admission is free; parking, $3. Disneyland Hotel, Embassy Room, 1150 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. Call (818) 964-5940 for reservations. . . . On Sunday, funds will be raised to fight breast cancer by the Orange County Race for the Cure. The women's race begins at 8:30 a.m. and co-ed at 9:45 a.m. Registration fee is $25 (free for those who raise at least $100 in pledges). Call (714) 547-0373 for information. Runners will meet in front of the Pacific Mutual Building, Fashion Island shopping center, Newport Beach.

Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center is giving a free lecture Sept. 27, "Diabetes: Insulin Pump Therapy," 7-9 p.m. 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. Call (800) 779-6636 for reservations. . . . On Oct. 2 the Coastline Counseling Center of Newport Beach hosts a free lecture on "Attention Deficit Disorder in Children, Adolescents & Adults." 7 p.m., 1200 Quail St., Suite 105. Call (714) 476-0991 for information. . . . L.A. Shanti will hold a forum Oct. 11 on "Why Bother? Depression and HIV" at West Hollywood Elementary School, 970 Hammond St., 7-9 p.m. Call (213) 962-8197 or (818) 908-8849.


Researchers at UCLA's Jonnsson Comprehensive Cancer Center seek patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma to test a new drug, Interleukin-2 Fusion Toxin. Call Dr. Lauren Pinter-Brown, (818) 364-3205. . . . Patients older than 18 who have been found to have heart failure (reduced pumping ability of the left ventricle) may want to volunteer in a trial program for new therapy. The research is a joint effort of USC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy and the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Southern California. Call (800) 438-6140. . . . People who have relatives with insulin-dependent diabetes are being sought to participate in a study to determine whether insulin for high-risk individuals can prevent or delay diabetes. Call UCLA Medical Center's pediatric endocrinology division, (310) 825-6885. . . . The Pharmacology Research Institute is recruiting Alzheimer's patients to investigate medication for the treatment of symptoms. Volunteers must be older than 50 with mild to moderate symptoms. Call (800) 252-7910.

A free support group for women with disabilities meets on the second and fourth Thursday monthly noon-1:30 p.m. at Westside Center for Independent Living, 12901 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista. Call (310) 390-3611. . . . The co-ed support group Share meets Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m., 5521 Grosvenor Blvd., Los Angeles. Call (310) 568-9822.

* This health roundup appears on Tuesdays. Items to be considered should be mailed 3 1/2 weeks before the event to Candace A. Wedlan, Healthwatch, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, Calif. 90053. Fax: (213) 237-4888.

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